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COVID-19 diverting the attention of governments and leading to increased exploitation of the most vulnerable

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 agosto 2020

The Catholic confederation, with 162-member organisations, and the Christian anti-trafficking network say the global pandemic has focused governments’ attention towards health, but at the same time not sufficient attention was paid on the collateral damage of the ongoing pandemic especially on migrants and informal workers, who are now more exposed to trafficking and exploitation. Caritas Internationalis and COATNET also call for urgent and targeted measures to support workers in informal sectors such as domestic work, agricultural and construction work, where most vulnerable workers (i.e. undocumented migrants) can be found.According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are more than 40 million people in our world today who are victims of human trafficking and exploitation. An already critical situation, which the current health crisis has aggravated, due to lack of housing and job insecurity resulting from government measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Lack of freedom of movement caused by lockdown and travel restrictions means that human trafficking victims in many countries have less chance of escaping and finding help when they are held in situations against their will. Among them, there are many victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation. Domestic workers face increased risks economically, and also physically and psychologically, as they are even more cut off from society during the pandemic. Gabriel Hatti, president of Caritas Middle East and North Africa regional office, also highlights the difficult situation experienced in Lebanon and other Middle East countries by “many Filipinos and other foreign workers, who are struggling to return home after losing their job because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current economic crisis. They are now lining up in front of their embassies, without any social material or psychological protection and many of them do not even have a legal status.”
Restrictive measures on movement also mean that it is harder for associations and authorities to identify cases of trafficking and exploitation.Other risks cited include increased violence against children and children falling into online exploitation if home-schooled in families with little parental supervision. At one point during lockdown in India, for example, 92,000 cases of child abuse were reported to authorities over the course of just 11 days. Children from economically vulnerable families may be also forced on the streets to beg, facing high risk of exploitation.

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Halo Partners with DNA Genetics to Launch Leading World-Renowned Genetics in Oregon

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 dicembre 2019

Toronto, Ontario – December 8, 2019 – Halo Labs Inc. (“Halo” or the “Company”) (NEO: HALO, OTCQX: AGEEF, Germany: A9KN) is pleased to announce that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with OG DNA Genetics Inc. (“DNA Genetics”), one of the most awarded names in cannabis, to exclusively develop its genetics in Oregon through breeding, growing, phenotyping and processing. The initial term of the partnership agreement is five years with successive five-year renewals.DNA Genetics has garnered over 180 awards in the cannabis industry including High Times top 10 strain of the year, seedbank Hall of Fame, and Trail Blazers award Their strains and derivative products command a premium in the market and are highly demanded by cannabis consumers 5-year exclusive partnership will expand on Halo’s already prominent genetics library to establish a new standard of cannabis in Oregon Partnership aligns with the 1 acre increase in the grow operation in East Evans Creek Halo will be only grower and manufacturer of DNA Genetics brand products in Oregon. Founded in Amsterdam in 2004, DNA Genetics is a leading influencer in the global cannabis industry, developing high-quality seeds using a professional, responsible and technical approach. DNA Genetics created some of the most well-known products by combining high quality genetics and expert growing practices. With a win in every single category of the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup, many of the top seed companies in the industry use DNA within their breeding programs.DNA will take that expertise and award-winning track record to produce strains that will be exclusive to Halo in the state of Oregon. The exclusivity requires that companies in Oregon that seek access to the DNA strains must license them from Halo.Andreas Met, Co-founder and COO of Halo commented, “We have seen that consumers demand quality and the top brands in our industry. DNA Genetics provides just that. We expect that demand for our products across the board will benefit from the co-branding opportunities this alliance presents.” Mr. Met went on to state, “Our recent cultivation expansion provides us an opportunity to capitalize on the DNA Genetics partnership. We will refine genetics of the cannabis that Halo currently produces while introducing new DNA strains into circulation.” Commenting on the full potential Kiran Sidhu, Co-founder and CEO of Halo said, “We are excited to partner with DNA Genetics to build upon our strains in Oregon. DNA Genetics is renowned through the cannabis industry as a top breeder. Having exclusive rights to their genetic developments in Oregon reaffirms our leading position in this market and will help the Oregon market reach new heights.” He added, “We hope this is the first of many markets in which Halo and DNA will collaborate.”

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Leading Technology Distributor TBI Announces the Launch of Tech Guidance

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 novembre 2019

TBI announces the launch of Tech Guidance, a brand new business unit that operates an informative website designed to enhance digital transformation projects across the globe. Tech Guidance serves as an unbiased resource to help CIOs, CTOs, IT personnel and business owners select the right technology to meet specific business outcomes. The website offers free educational materials, case studies, white papers, articles, and eBooks to better inform and equip those responsible for technology purchases.“With the pace of technical advances, 5G soon becoming a commercial reality, increased consumption of cloud, and a dispersed/remote workforce, there is an opportunity to cut through a lot of noise and present straightforward use cases of how customers deploy and architect solutions to grow their businesses,” said Corey Cohen, TBI’s vice president of marketing. “Our goal with Tech Guidance is to educate IT decision-makers, delivering information on emerging technology solutions from network design and architecture, mobility and IoT, voice/contact center/collaboration and security, that will aid in any organization’s cloud pursuit.”
Tech Guidance is powered by TBI, the nation’s largest privately-owned master agent and technology distributor. The website leverages TBI’s nearly 30-year history in the information technology channel, selling the world’s premier service providers. The editorial content of the new media site explores current implementations and trends for technologies that include cybersecurity, IoT, network management and orchestration, backup and redundant architecture frameworks, managed services, and as-a-service offerings like cloud-based unified communications and contact centers as well as datacenter and colocation.Tech Guidance offers complimentary access to veteran tech consultants, solution engineers and subject matter experts who advise businesses on how to solve current IT challenges. Tech Guidance consultants assist companies of all sizes in executing everything from legacy technology upgrades and new investments in infrastructure to hybrid and multi-cloud strategies, cloud connectivity, solution implementation, security assessments, and expert technology advisement.

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Heilind Leading Supplier TE Connectivity Introduced Industrial Machinery Sensors

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 19 ottobre 2019

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, offers many pressure sensing options to monitor various pressure needs within industrial machinery applications. For IIoT-enabled factories, the M5600 wireless pressure transducer from TE’s Microfused line is enclosed in a stainless steel and polycarbonate housing and is designed to withstand harsh industrial environments. For monitoring hydrualic pressure, the M3200 pressure transducer, with analog or digital output, is suitable for measurement of liquid or gas pressure, even for difficult media such as contaminated water, steam, and mildly corrosive fluids within industrial machinery. Position sensors play a critical role in many industrial machinery applications such as measurement within sawing and drilling equipment. These types of sensors are designed to provide highly precise measurements to control tool movement in industrial machinery. In particular, TE’s AMR position sensor technology allows sensing elements to be used in harsh industrial environments where accuracy is still a high priority. In addition, cable-actuated position sensors, also known as string pots, are used within industrial machinery applications that require linear position measurement over stroke ranges as small as 1.5 inches up to 1,700 inches. These applications could include factory automation equipment and lift equipment. Linear Variable Displacement Transformers, or LVDT’s, provide a reliable linear measurement solution for various industrial applications requiring high accuracy and reliability. As an authorized distributor for TE Connectivity, Heilind Asia provides TE’s products and also value added services. Heilind Asia supports both original equipment and contract manufacturers in all market segments of the electronics industry, stocking products from the industry’s leading manufacturers in 25 component categories, with a particular focus on interconnect, electromechanical, fastener/hardware and sensor products.

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Castellum Invests SEKm 317 in Stockholm’s Leading Car Dealership Cluster

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 19 agosto 2017

GothenburgGOTHENBURG, Sweden/PRNewswire/ — Castellum has begun new construction on a car showroom and related operations facilities, covering approx. 23,000 sq.m. on Smista Allé in Huddinge. The area has been developing into Stockholm’s foremost cluster for car dealerships since the beginning of the 2000s. The investment is expected to total SEKm 317.The new building is scheduled for completion during the first quarter of 2019.The property will be constructed in four floors. Floor One and Two will comprise premises with a surface of approx. 9,300 sq.m. Floor Three and Four will house an unheated parking garage with a surface area of approx. 13,900 sq.m.A 15-year leasing agreement has been signed with NCG Retail Eijendomme AB – who through British MotorGroup Stockholm will run a car dealership, including service and repair departments for the Jaguar and Land Rover automobile brands. The contract includes approx. 4,000 sq.m. heated premises, and parking on the garage floor. This represents an occupancy rate of 34%, relative to the total annual leasing value of SEKm 24,8.This will be the final new construction along the E4 and Smista Allé, and will include the construction of a noise- and risk-screening barrier from the highway, in consideration of nearby residential areas.Customers will enjoy access to a 180-metre long, extremely well-exposed signage position, directly toward the E4, as well as the upcoming Stockholm Bypass. This marks completion of the development area adjoining Smista Allé, thereby promoting more conveniently located services and even better public transit.To date, Smista is Castellum’s largest development area in the Stockholm region.

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LG Electronics Honored For Environmental Sustainability Corporate Responsibility Leadership

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 ottobre 2015

LG ElectronicsENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.3BL Media/ – Recognizing LG Electronics’ leadership in environmental sustainability, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, the leading voice of corporate responsibility, has named LG Electronics USA President and CEO William Cho as 2015 Responsible CEO of the Year. Selected by an independent judging panel of previous winners and other industry leaders, Cho was singled out for excellence in environmental impact and sustainability. CR Magazine’s judges considered a number of key metrics including the scope of the CEO’s impact on his organization and community, the extent to which the CEO drove this initiative, and the individual reputation or professional risk taken by the CEO. Under Cho’s leadership, LG Electronics has further increased its commitment to bringing to market innovative ENERGY STAR® certified products that deliver significant energy savings and lessen the impact on the world around us, while driving consumer awareness about climate change and significantly reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its U.S. operations. “We at CR applaud LG’s commitment to introducing innovative products that are developed with the environment in mind,” said Elliot H. Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise Media LLC, publisher of CR Magazine and co-founder (with the Corporate Responsibility Association) of the COMMIT!Forum, recognized worldwide as the leading event for corporate responsibility practitioners. “Mr. Cho has taken a leading role in advancing a corporate culture in which sustainability is treated as a core business principle. His efforts have been critical in reducing the company’s environmental impact while enhancing the quality of life for consumers,” Clark said. In his relatively short time as CEO of LG Electronics USA (since January 2014), Cho has made a major impact on the company and the industry. His vision drove LG’s efforts to introduce scores of innovative, energy-efficient products into the U.S. market –including the launch the first commercially available heat pump dryer in the U.S. – and securing LG’s recognition as 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Under Cho’s leadership, the company has implemented a number of key initiatives in support of LG’s industry-leading goal of reducing GHG emissions in its U.S. operations by 50 percent by 2020. Among his other noteworthy achievements, LG has launched a new design for its New Jersey-based North American headquarters – with strong support of conservation groups for the $300 million LEED Platinum green building project. Equally significant is the CEO’s role in advancing a corporate culture in which sustainability is treated as a core business principle. In short, LG’s environmental management and product sustainability strategy focuses on energy, resources and human factors:
Improving how LG products use energy – by enhancing energy efficiency through reduced power and stand-by power consumption, and reduced CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle. Improving how LG uses natural resources – by reducing product weight and volume, using more recycled materials, and designing products for easier recycling.Improving the human experience – by phasing out hazardous substances and improving the home environment.“This recognition, while humbling to me personally, really reflects LG’s progress toward excellence in environmental sustainability,” Cho said. “I am honored to accept on behalf of the talented team of men and women at LG USA who share my view that we all have a shared responsibility to protect our planet.”Clark said, “In an era where the greatest pressure is a quarterly drive to deliver financial results, it is impressive to have leading CEOs like Mr. Cho striving toward corporate responsibility. Leaders like these prove that long-term success is comprised of many measures; great social and environmental practices deliver long term profitability and performance in many areas.” (photo: LG Electronics)

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World’s leading travel bodies welcome focus on jobs at T20 meeting

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 3 ottobre 2015

tourism_travel_world_map_-_magicwall.caThe Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), representing the leading public and private bodies in Travel and Tourism, heralds the importance of this week’s meeting of the G20 Tourism Ministers (T.20) in Antalya, Turkey and its focus on employment.Travel & Tourism is a major global employer. The sector is forecasted to support over 280 million jobs worldwide during 2015, or one in eleven jobs on the planet. Over the next ten years, the sector is estimated to generate 25 million new jobs directly and support indirectly the creation of 80 million new jobs around the world.Most importantly, Travel and Tourism supports jobs across all levels of society. It employs a higher percentage of women and young people than the whole of the economy and provides employment in rural and remote areas across the globe where job opportunities would otherwise be lacking.David Scowsill, President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, speaking on behalf of GTAC, said:“Our sector creates jobs at different skills levels and in areas where other employment opportunities are scarce. This is why ‘Investment in People’ is one of the four key pillars of GTAC’s Agenda for Growth and Development”.“In this regard, GTAC commends the G20 Tourism Ministers for placing jobs and employment high on the agenda. Travel and Tourism has a tremendous positive impact on people’s livelihoods, which enhances the community health, wealth and pride. With the extraordinary growth of our sector forecast for the next decade, we can contribute to promote more inclusive growth. Yet, doing so requires we address existing challenges, namely that of employing enough talent to meet the demand on all parts of the sector which GTAC represents.” “We encourage governments and private companies to play their full part in supporting the sector and implementing policies which promote proactive and careful talent management. This will help ensure that the full potential for the industry is reached, since recent research shows that without this participation the sector could employ 14 million fewer people and contribute US$610 billion less in GDP to the world economy over the next ten years, when compared to accepted growth forecasts.” “Failure to plan properly for talent requirements leads to lower growth, reduced investment, less innovation and declining competitiveness – for both countries and companies. GTAC Members are working together in sharing research and best practices when it comes to opportunities, jobs and employment. We need the right policies, programmes and partnerships in place, to ensure that the workforce of the future knows about the opportunities in our sector, and has the appropriate skills and knowledge to support future growth.”

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Acticall purchases leading contact center outsourcer Sitel

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 luglio 2015

london-central“The fact that Sitel was acquired comes as no surprise. Rumors of its impending purchase had been circulating for months, and the fact is that it is a strongly positioned firm in terms of its global delivery footprint, a presence in multiple vertical markets and a very strong list of blue-chip clients. Sitel has also made substantial progress in developing deeper analytical CRM solutions, which enterprises are clamoring for at the moment. What will be important to see is how the acquirer, Groupe Acticall, sees Sitel fitting into its broader organization. It is particularly encouraging to see that Bert Quintana will remain Sitel’s CEO and President, thus ensuring consistency for both clients and for Sitel team members. From a broader perspective, this development highlights the ongoing M&A trend in the contact center services sector, which has been more active in the last 24 months than since the Global Financial Crisis. It is a certainty that this is unlikely to be the last acquisition in this space during 2015, as pressure will mount on competitors in this sector to shore up their own strategic positioning.”
Ovum is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. Through its 180 analysts worldwide it offers expert analysis and strategic insight across the IT, telecoms, and media industries. Founded in 1985, Ovum has one of the most experienced analyst teams in the industry and is a respected source of guidance for technology business leaders, CIOs, vendors, service providers, and regulators looking for comprehensive, accurate, and insightful market data, research, and consulting. With 23 offices across six continents, Ovum offers a truly global perspective on technology and media markets and provides thousands of clients with insight including workflow tools, forecasts, surveys, market assessments, technology audits, and opinion. In 2012, Ovum was jointly named Global Analyst Firm of the Year by the IIAR. In addition, Ovum operates a large portfolio of technology conferences annually in Europe under the OvumLive events brand, presenting a more interactive opportunity to learn from its analysts. Its flagship event – Ovum Industry Congress – attracts over 300 end-user attendees every year. Ovum is a division of Informa plc, one of the leading business and academic publishing and event organisers globally, headquartered in London. Informa is quoted on the London Stock Exchange.

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The work of Sir Sidney Nolan

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 agosto 2010

London W1S 4JD 35 on September 8 Albemarle Street, Agnew’s Gallery opens its new premises with an exhibition  dedicated to the work of Sir Sidney Nolan (1917-1992), the internationally acclaimed Australian artist who was hailed by the art historian, Kenneth Clark, as one of the leading artists of the twentieth century.
Born in Melbourne of Irish stock, Nolan was largely self-taught as an artist, having worked as a tram conductor, dish washer and display designer in a hat factory before turning to painting as a career. Aged 21, he attracted the notice of the arts patrons John and Sunday Reed, whose house, near the Melbourne suburb of Heidelberg, was frequented by a group of young artists who have become known as ‘The Angry Penguins’ after a contemporary journal of that title. Nolan married in 1938 and later entered a ménage-a-trois with the Reeds. Having been conscripted into the army in 1942, he deserted a year later and had to live under an assumed name. In 1946 he began a series of paintings of the infamous outlaw and bush Ranger, Ned Kelly. The impact of the paintings, now considered icons of modern art, was to turn Nolan into the ‘enfant terrible’ of Australian art, setting him on a path to international recognition. (burke, liverbank)

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Research Health Impacts of Cell Phones

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 luglio 2010

We are so delighted to learn that Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has announced his intent to introduce a bill calling for a new national research program on cell phones and health. He is also calling for an update of decades old safety guidelines, which use the physics measure called the SAR value, and for radiation warning labels on cell phones, invoking a consumers ‘right-to-know’.Two weeks ago, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors affirmed citizens ‘right-to-know’ in passing an ordinance 10-1 requiring SAR values and safety education be available at the point of sale. Immediately following, the CTIA (cell phone industry association) pulled its $80 mm conference from San Francisco in retaliation. It has been reported that in the months leading up to the San Francisco vote, not only was the city of San Francisco threatened with this blow, but they were also told the CTIA had been in discussions with Apple (AAPL), Cisco (CSCO), Oracle (ORCL) and others, and could expect to be further penalized in unspecified ways. (See New York Times 6/25/10

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Growth Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 febbraio 2010

Vancouver, British Columbia,  Inc. (TSX:COA) (Stockholm:COA) announced that Mr. Glen Kayll, Coastal’s Chief Financial Officer, will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at 10:50 am on March 2nd, 2010 at the 6th Annual America’s Growth Capital InfoSec and West Coast Emerging Growth Conference, which is being held at the Westin San Francisco Market Street hotel. Coastal Contacts Inc. is the world’s leading direct-to-consumer vision products company which designs, produces and distributes a diversified offering of contact lenses and eyeglasses.  The Company’s unique combination of branded and private label products represent quality, value and above all, service.  Coastal sells into more than 150 countries through proprietary web properties which reflect the culture and consumer preference of the target market.  As new markets for eyeglasses and contact lenses evolve, the Company is positioned to become the vision product consumer’s retailer of choice owing to its compelling value proposition combining value and service.  A leader in many of its markets, Coastal is rapidly advancing toward its goal of becoming the “World’s Optical Store.”

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